Andrew Heaney was throwing strikes today. A lot of good it did him.
Austin Slater struck out. So far so good. Yastrzemski singled. I should get extra pay for typing that guy’s name. (I’m calling him Yazzz after this.) Darin Ruf had what was called a double, but frankly Rengifo should have had that ball all the way. Buster Posey then hit a ground out to score a run. Brandon Belt bunted with two outs to score another run before Flores hit a homerun to score two more. (Andrew Heaney was throwing strikes but not fooling anybody.) Brandon Crawford got a hit to the opposite field before Donovan Solano struck out.
4-0 Giants on 29 pitches by Heaney.
Justin Upton struck out on 4 pitches. Then Shohei Ohtani walked. Taylor Ward hit a fly ball to left field for out #2, Jared Walsh hit a bloop double and Anthony Rendon hit a fly ball to right for an out leaving 2 on base.
Mauricio Dubon homered to make it 5-0. Austin Slater grounded out (after a successful challenge by the Angels to the ruling on the field. Yazzz grounded out into the shift. Ruf struck out. We are now at 5-0 Giants with 43 pitches for Heaney for two innings.
Max Stassi singled to right. Jose Iglesias doubled to right. We are in business, right? Nope. Rengifo was out on a fly ball to shallow center. Fletcher was then out on a fly ball to right. Upton struck out.
Justin Upton was removed from the game with what was later revealed to be back tightness. Juan Lagares went to center field and Taylor Ward was moved to left field. Buster Posey was out on a fluy ball to Rengifo (whew!). Brandon Belt hit one to right center which Lagares barely caught after confusion about whether he should catch or let Rengifo catch it. Wilmer Flores struck out to end the inning mercifully.
Shohei Ohtani struck out. Taylor Ward walked. Jared Walsh struck out. The inning ended on a Rendon fly ball to center. 5-0 Giants.
Brandon Crawford almost homered but it was only a double. Solano struck out. Dubon hit a fly ball to Rengifo for an out. Slater then struck out. Heaney has thrown 69 pitches, of which 50 were strikes.
Max Stassi struck out. Jose Iglesias gounded out. Luis Rengifo singled to first base. Fletcher made out to end the inning.
Yazzz struck out. Ruf struck out. Buster Posey single to center. Andrew Heaney had 84 pitches at this point. He didn’t get pulled, though. Brandon Belt lined out on the first pitch. (Whew!)
David Fletcher grounded out on the first pitch. It was in the zone, but seriously either do something with it or lay off it. Lagares gounded out to second base. Ohtani struck out swinging. Still 5-0 Giants.
Flores lined out. Crawford singled to center. Solano struck out. Dubon singled. Then Slater struck out, mercifully.
Ward struck out. Walsh struck out. Rendon struck out. Oh the ignominy!
Quintana now comes in to pitch for Heaney. Yazzz struck out. Ruf singled to 2nd. Buster Posey struck out swinging and then Brandon Belt also struck out. Yay!
Max Stassi grounded out to first. Iglesiasias hit a fly ball out to right field. Rengifo lined out to center.
I’m not even sure exactly what happened in the Giants half of the eighth,but they didn’t score.
Dominic Leone came in to pitch.
David Fletcher singled to right on the ground. Lagares and Ohtani struck out. Ward hit a flyout.
The Giants failed to score in their half of the ninth.
James Sherfy came in to pitch and the Angels failed to do anything memorable. They lost 5-0.
Photo credit Rex Fregosi